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November 29, 2021

November 29th. Birthday of Merle Travis (November 29, 1917 – October 20, 1983) influential guitar picker and singer/songwriter from the same coal mining area of Kentucky as his friend and fellow ‘3-finger guitar picker’ Ike Everly, father of the Everly Brothers. Merle left an extensive recording legacy, both as a solo artist and accompanying the likes of Grandpa Jones, Hank Thompson, The Delmore Brothers and Jimmy Wakely. BACM have issued three CDs of his work, including many rare recordings of interest to collectors.

MERLE TRAVIS Dapper Dan. B.A.C.M. 253

MERLE TRAVIS & TEX ANN Wild Goose.. B.A.C.M. 286

THE COONHUNTERS featuring Merle Travis. B.A.C.M. 42

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